Saturday, August 13, 2016

Back Home!

Hi there cloud friends.  I hope all is well with you.  My DH and I just got back from a trip to Chicago. Now you might wonder why anyone would leave the cool and lovely NW for a trip to Chicago in August??? Well, very dear friends celebrated their 50th Anniversary.  The lady has been my friend for many years.  She has delt with unbelievable health issues and she and her husband have the most amazing attitude.  We decided it was worth the trip to celebrate with them.  Plus, we visited with my DH's sweet sister and her family and a wonderful friend that I grew up with.  Lots of visiting, great seeing old friends and family.  Of course, I took full advantage of being near brick and mortar cross stitch shops.  I spent hours in both The Inspired Needle in Lemont and The Country Cupboard in Orland Park.  I loved them both and the ladies in the shops were wonderful. (Did I ever tell you that my DH is a saint? He just sat with a book and did not hurry me at all).  Today I will share my stash. My next post will show the airplane stitching I did!

This was all from Hobby Lobby.  We don't have one near us and I love homespun.  I think it works well with finishing cross stitch pillows and ornaments.  It was on sale and all very cheap!

 I found this adorable fabric in a quilt shop.  I already have some plans on how I will use it.

 Here are a few of the linens I bought. As usual, they look much better than they are showing on the photo.

 The Country Cupboard had a whole room with Halloween designs.  I tried but temptation got the better of me!!!

I have missed some of your blogs but have enjoyed trying to catch up.  There will be fewer comments than usual from me but  I'm back and will be catching up.  Thanks for joining me today!